41st Session of the UN Human
Rights Council:  Parallel IHRAAM and
cosponsors sIde event

The distinguished panellists discussed  
the Kashmiris aspiration to have their
fundamental human rights for peace and
security achieved through extending
their inalienable right to
self-determination.  
More here
IHRAAM CEO Dr. Farid Muhammad
with Dr. Ahmed Reid, Chair, UN
Working Group on People of African
Descent
Meeting during Consultation on the
Permanent Forum for People of African
Descent, Geneva, Switzerland, May 2019
IHRAAM CEO Dr. Farid Muhammad
presents at BAPA+40 Side Event,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Alliance of NGOs and CSOs for
South-South Cooperation (ASSC)
hosted an event on the sidelines of the
Second High-level United Nations
Conference on South-South
Cooperation (BAPA+40).  
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Conference on the Report of the UN
Office of the High Commissioner for
Human Rights on the Situation of
Human Rights in Kashmir

Held at the Palais des Nations,
concurrent with the 40th session of the
UN Human Rights Council.
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IHRAAM DIRECTOR QUEEN QUET
TESTIFIES TO US CONGRESS

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/
Geechee Nation testifies before the
United States House of Representatives
Department of Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and
Wildlife. See
video of event.
IHRAAM CHAIR PRESENTS AT
INTER-AMERICAN HUMAN RIGHTS
COMMISSION (IACHR) REGIONAL
CONSULTATION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
MECHANISMS
IACHR Commissioner Judge Margarette
May MaCauley and IHRAAM CEO Dr.
Farid Muhammad, December 2018, at
the Headquarters of the Organization of
American States (OAS)  More
here
IHRAAM Representatives Attend
South-South Global Thinkers
Conference, New York,
November
28-30, 2018
Representatives from 123 countries
participated in this unique EXPO 2018.
HBCU/PBI delegates attended as
IHRAAM representatives, at the invitation
of the Office for South-South
Cooperation:
UN OFFICIALS MEET HBCU/PBI
DELEGATION AT THE UNITED
NATIONS
On October 19, 2018, a delegation of 33
senior administrative officials from a wide
range of Historically Black Colleges and
Universities
attended a day-long Briefing
at the United Nations with officials from 3
UN Agencies
.
ROADSIDE ROUNDTABLE PROTESTS /
KASHMIR
The INCREDIBLE INDIA'S INCREDIBLE
TERRORISM Roundtable was  
organised  by a  host of
Non-Governmental
Organisations(NGOs) outside the United
Nations Human Rights Council to raise
awareness about Indian Occupied
Kashmir, highlighting cruelty, torture,
blinding, rape and
more.
SIdesession, United Nations Human
Rights Council, September 22, 2018
UN Urged to Place Peoples' Right to
Self-Determination on the Agenda
UN 38th Human Rights Council : Side
session,
"Human Rights Globally, Promotion and
protection of Human Rights are
enshrined in the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights and the Charter of the
United Nations including peoples right to
Self-Determination"
CORE PLANNING GROUP (CPG)
CARRIES FORWARD IHRAAM
HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES
AND UNIVERSITIES (HBCUs)
CAMPAIGN
Here are samples of the remarkable fruits to
date of CPG efforts during its
2017-2018campaign at numerous HBCUs and
predominantly Black institutions (PBIs)  of
higher education (outreach to be widely
expanded 2018-2019
Framework for a Declaration on the
Promotion & Full Respect of Human
Rights of People of African Descent
presented 22nd Session of the Working
Group of Experts on People of African
Descent (UN/WGEPAD) 19 – 23 MARCH,
2018.  
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IHRAAM COMPLAINT SUBMITTED TO
THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ON
BEHALF OF ASIFO BANO
, victim of
gang rape and murder, Kashmir. 2018
ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES:  Dr.
Farid I. Muhammad replaces Diana
Collier Kly as IHRAAM Chief
Executive Officer.  Diana Kly now
serves as IHRAAM Chief
Administrative Officer.
UN Working Group on Peoples of
African Descent,
Regional Meeting
for Europe, Central Asia and North
America, Geneva, Switzerland, Nov.
23-25, 2017 attended by IHRAAM
representative
Onaje Muid.  More
Report delivered to CERD on behalf
of LIl'wat Nation
with regard to CERD
review of Canada
Statement delivered to the United
Nations Special Committee on
Decolonization on Behalf of the
National Sovereign State of
Borinken prepared by Prof. Francis
A. Boyle,
June 19, 2017
Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee
Nation participates in the
United
Nations Ocean Conference
on 5 to 9
June to spur action to improve the state
of the world’s oceans.
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Side-event, UN, Geneva,
Self-Determination in Conflict Zones,
March 15, 2017
Gullah/Geechee Leader Takes Sea
Island Climate Change to the United
Nations COP22 Conference
Queen Quet will have the opportunity to
present the details of what the
Gullah/Geechee communities are faced
with in regard to protecting their culture
which is on the front lines of sea level
rise and climate change.
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Francis Boyle denounces "Fake
Statehood Day" at Iolani Palace,
Hawaii. He is author of
Restoring the
Kingdom of Hawaii:  The Kanaka Maoli
Route to Independence..
UN Working Group on Peoples of
African Descent
issues Report
(A/HRC/33/61/Add.2)  noting in particular
that "There  is  a  profound  need  to  
acknowledge  that  the transatlantic
trade in Africans,  enslavement,  
colonization  and  colonialism were a  
crime  against humanity and are among
the major sources and manifestations of
racism, racial discrimination, Afrophobia
xenophobia  and  related  intolerance.
Past  injustices  and  crimes  against
African Americans need to be addressed
with reparatory justice."  See full report
here.
Statement delivered to the United
Nations Special Committee on
Decolonization on Behalf of the
National Sovereign State of
Borinken by Prof. Francis A. Boyle,
June 20, 2016
UN General Assembly Special
Session on the World Drug Trade
Dr. Francisca Torres Rivera of the
University of Puerto Rico represented
IHRAAM at the UN in New York, April
19-21, 2016.
UN Committee for Economic Social
and Cultural Rights undertakes 6th
review of Canada
IHRAAM's parallel (shadow) report was
drafted by IHRAAM Consultant Kerry
Coast and submitted to the Committee
on January 22, 2016.
UN Working Group on People of
African Descent Tours US
meets with African American rights
groups.  IHRAAM Representative Onaje
Muid presented in Baltimore on behalf of
IHRAAM. See
UNWG Report and
IHRAAM
intervention. January 2016
Combating Racism in the 21th
Century
commemorating the 50th anniversary of
the signing of the Convention on the
Elimination of All Forms of Racial
Discrimination.  IHRAAM Representative
Onaje Muid attended and presented at
the event.  His report is
here.
State Department/DoE Civil Society
Consultation
IHRAAM has attended and participated
in the State Department/Dept. of
Education civil society review of
education recommendations resulting
from the US-UPR.  IHRAAM
representatives travelled to Washington
to attend the July 20, 2015 meeting, as
well as participating by phone.
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IHRAAM submits Observations for
consideration by the Committee for the
Elimination of all forms of Racial
Discrimination on the occasion of the
87th Session of the International
Convention on the Elimination of All
Forms of Racial Discrimination, with
respect to
Norway's operating a
hundred open-net-cage feedlots on
the coast of British Columbia,
Canada, in unceded Indigenous
Peoples’ territories, waters and
homelands without consent
. July 15,
2015.
IHRAAM submits LIl'wat Statement to
the ICCPR's HRC
for its 6th review of Canada, June-July
2015.  Text of the statement is posted on
the ICCPR's website
here (under the
subheading "info from civil society
organizations (for the session)" under
Canada. Read IHRAAM Consultant Kerry
Coast's very thorough
Report on the
HRC Review of Canada / Indigenous
Nations
IHRAAM Delegation headed to
GENEVA for US Universal Periodic
Review by Human Rights Council

IHRAAM will hold a side-session at the
UN Palais des Nations on May 7th, 2015,
titled
EMPOWERING BLACK
COLLEGES:  International Law,
African American Development and
Self-Determination.


SPEAKING TOUR:  Petitioners, Loni
Edmonds v. Canada.  
November
19-24, the Petitioners will visit five BC
cities to speak about the LIl'wat case at
the Inter-American Commission on
Human Rights.  View poster with places
and dates
here. Read Report on event
here.
IHRAAM DIrector Francis Boyle
addresses
Hawaiian Governance
Symposium, urging attendees to vote to
restore the Kingdom of Hawaii at the
forthcoming Convention, and leaders of
Hawaiian self-governance initiativesto
engage in collective efforts to rebuild a
Hawaiian nation. More
here.
IHRAAM submits Alternative Report
re UN Universal Periodic Review to
the Human Rights Council.
The report addresses the situation of
Historically Black Colleges and
Universities (HBCUs) and African
American rights to education in general.  
It can be read
here, and those wishing to
cosponsor this report should go here.
Gullah-Geechee Leader Attends
High Level Meeting, General
Assembly, World Conference
Indigenous Peoples.
IHRAAM Director Queen Quet has
forwarded the final
Declaration of the
High Level Meeting, Blog post available
soon.


IHRAAM Seminar INTERNATIONAL
HUMAN RIGHTS & EMPOWERING
HBCUS
was held at Clark Atlanta
Unviersity on July 11, 2014.
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UN Special Committee on
Decolonization
Approves Text
Supporting Puerto Rico’s
‘Inalienable Right to Self-
Determination’
IHRAAM Director Francis A. Boyle
addressed the Committee on June 23 on
behave of the National Sovereign State
of Borinken.  
IACHR PASSES BULLOCK PETITION
TO US GOV'T
By letter dated June 23, 2014, the
Inter-American Commission on Human
Rights has advised that it has passed
the pertinent parts of
Petition Ronald
Bullock P-300-09 vs United States
to
the United States government, giving it 3
months to respond. The case concerns
lengthy wrongful imprisonment, torture
while imprisoned, and inadequate
compensation.
UN Decolonization
Committee and Borinken
IHRAAM Director Professor Francis A.
Boyle before the
United Nations Special
Committee on Decolonization on Behalf
of the National Sovereign State of
Borinken
June 23, 2014
HISTORIC CLARK ATLANTA
UNIVERSITY VENUE FOR HBCU EVENT
The forthcoming IHRAAM Seminar,
International Human Rights &
Empowering HBCUs
will be held at
Clark Atlanta University on July 11.  
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IHRAAM SUBMITS FURTHER
OBSERVATIONS, LONI EDMONDS
CASE 12.929:  IACHR PASSES ON TO
CANADA
On Friday, May 23 at 11:25 p.m.,
IHRAAM submitted its Further
Observations on the case to the IACHR
per its request. On June 5, 2014 the
IACHR advised that Canada has one
month to respond to same.
Gullah-Geechee Culture Connects
to UN Sustainability
Gullah-Geechee chieftess Queen Quet
sat amongst other world leaders to be a
part of a special thematic debate of the
United Nations General Assembly
entitled “Culture and Sustainable
Development in the Post-2015
Development Agenda".  Here is her
Report
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Queen Quet wins "We Shall
Overcome Fund" grant
The Highlander Education Center has
awarded Queen Quet the “We Shall
Overcome Fund” grant to continue the
“Gullah/Geechee SEA & ME Program”
which she established two years ago with
funding from Toyota Together Green
with Audubon.
INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION
ADMITS IHRAAM LONI EDMONDS
PETITION
By communication dated January 23,
2014, the IACHR has forwarded to
IHRAAM its Report on Admissibility No.
89/13.advising IHRAAM that it has now
admitted IHRAAM Petition 879-07 on
behalf of LIl'wat mother Loni Edmonds.  
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Seminar:  Implementing Human
Rights:  What Judges, Lawyers and
Prosecutors Need to Know
On October 31, 2013, this one-day
seminar was organized by IHRAAM
Consultant Musa Dan Fodio / Dan Fodio
Law-Group, PC, and Co-sponsored by
IHRAAM, featuring videos by IHRAAM
DIrectors Alfred de Zayas and Francis A.
Boyle.  See
Program brochure
IHRAAM Director Alfred de Zayas, UN
Independent Expert on the
Promotion of a Democratic and
Equitable International Order
issued
his
second progress report to the
General Assembly. The deZayas report
recommended, inter alia, "(m) The
General Assembly may consider
referring specific legal questions to the
International Court of Justice for advisory
opinions,
including issues of
self-determination
, unilateral coercive
measures, threats and use of force, and
debt cancellation..."  The report
addresses in Section F Lack of
democratic participation by indigenous
and unrepresented peoples;
IHRAAM Delegation meets with UN
Special Rapporteur on Indigenous
Issues, James Anaya
In Vancouver on October 10, 2013,
IHRAAM delegates took part in a special
morning meeting in Vancouver with
James Anaya, during his one-day visit to
BC as part of his mandate to investigate
the situation of indigenous peoples in
Canada.
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IHRAAM Director At UN Meeting on
Disability and Development.
IHRAAM Director Dr. Kathleen
Thompson attended the High Level
Meeting on Disability and Development
at the United Nations (UN) in New York
on September 23, 2013. She is looking
to partner with disability NGOs across
North America to advance disability
policy research focusing on the unique
needs of African Americans, Hispanic
Americans and Indigenous Canadians.
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IHRAAM Director Francis A. Boyle to
lecture at University of Puerto Rico
Law School
on September 20, 2013.  
The lecture is entitled "Puerto Rico and
the Puerto Ricans Versus  115  Years of
Yankee Imperialism and Colonialism"
and will be posted on IHRAAM website
when available. Left: Boyle with Rafael
Cancel-Miranda.
IHRAAM Delegation meets with
IACHR Commissioner Tracey
Robinson (third left)
in Vancouver on
August 9th, 2013 concerning the
IHRAAM-IACHR Petition,
Loni Edmonds
vs. Canada
IHRAAM Director Alfred de Zayas, UN
Independent Expert on the
Promotion of a Democratic and
Equitable International Order
issued
his
Report to the Human Rights Council.
The deZayas report recommended, inter
alia, "that the self-determination item was
a permanent item on the agenda of the
Commission on Human Rights. Bearing
in mind that self-determination is a pillar
of the Charter and that it has not been
achieved by many indigenous peoples,
minorities, unrepresented peoples, and
peoples under occupation, the Council
should resume consideration of
self-determination as part of items 3 and
4 of its agenda."  See
video interview
with Alfred de Zayas
EXPERT MEETING ON THE RIGHTS OF
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (EMRIP)
IHRAAM Consultant Kerry Coast
attended the July 8-12, 2013 Sixth
Session of
EMRIP, and delivered an
intervention on Agenda Item #5 - Study
on access to justice in the promotion and
protection of the rights of indigenous
peoples.
Children in Conflict - Peace for
upcoming Generations. Palais
des Nations, Geneva, June 2013.
The conference explored the UN
applicable mechanisms needed to
address injustices to children and
reviewed the prevailing situation that
accounts for the ongoing abuses.
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UN PERMANENT FORUM ON
INDIGENOUS ISSUES, New York, May
21-27, 2013
IHRAAM representatives attended the
UN event, for which an
intervention on
Agenda Item 6 related to Truth and
Reconciliation Commissions was
prepared.
View report on PFII by IHRAAM
Consultant Kerry Coast
here
THE COLONIAL PRESENT:  The Rule
of Ignorance and the Role of Law in
British Columbia by IHRAAM
Consultant Kerry Coas
t is copublished
along with Clarity Press, Inc.  The book
was launched at the UN Permanent
Forum on Indigenous Issues where the
author and Sylvia McAdam of Idle No
More presented at the Brecht Forum in
NYC.
More.
IHRAAM-ICHR CONFERENCE:
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
On March 8, 2013, IHRAAM-ICHR hosted
a one-day conference on Protecting and
Promoting Women's Rights, held at the
Palais des Nations, Geneva.
more
MEETING WITH SEC'T GEN. OIC
RE KASHMIR
On Feb. 28, 2013, Barrister A. Majid Tramboo,
Chairman of International Council for Human
Rights - Kashmir Project (ICHR-KP) and
European Director IHRAAM and others met with
the Secretary-General of Organization of
Islamic Cooperation (OIC), H.E. Mr.
Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu. In an earlier address to
the Human Rights Council, the OIC Secretary-
General said the OIC seeks to resolve the
Kashmir dispute on the basis of UN
resolutions and the aspirations of the people of
Kashmir. He expressed concerns over India’s
arrest of the entire Kashmiri leadership in
Indian-held Kashmir. The OIC Secretary-
General reaffirmed the OIC’s commitment to
and support for the Kashmiri struggle for the
right to self-determination.
HUMAN RIGHTS IN INDIA:  
A KASHMIR PERSPECTIVE AT
THE UNITED NATIONS
Geneva Wednesday, 12 September 2012 -
Kashmir Centre.EU, in association with The
International Human Rights Association of
American Minorities, today hosted an event
entitled Human Rights in India - A Kashmir
Perspective at the United Nations. Speakers at
the event included Barrister A. Majid Tramboo -
Chairman of Kashmir Centre.EU, Prof.
Lawrence Sáez - Director Centre of South Asian
Studies SOAS London, Dr. Elvira Domínguez
Redondo - International Law and Human
Rights Expert, Middlesex University, Frank
Schwalba-Hoth - former Member of the
European Parliament, Prof. Satvinder Juss -
Human Rights Expert, King’s College London.  
The event was moderated by Ronald Barnes -
Chairman Indigenous Peoplesand Nations
Coalition
more.
IHRAAM Director Queen Quet,
Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee
Nation Selected as
TogetherGreen Fellow
(St. Helena Island, SC, USA, 4 June 2012)
Audubon & Toyota announced their 2012
TogetherGreen Fellows and on that list is St.
Helena Island native and Chieftess and
Head-of-State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation,
Queen Quet.  Queen Quet has been an
environmental champion for what has been
called the "Gullah/Geechee coast" for more
than 30 years.  
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INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION
ON HUMAN RIGHTS GIVES
CANADA ONE MONTH TO
RESPOND RE LONI EDMONDS
vs. CANADA

On September 22.  2012, the IACHR advised
IHRAAM that it had forwarded the pertinent
parts of IHRAAM's Observations on its
Response to Canada, giving Canada one
month to respond to same. Canada has
already responded 4 times at IACHR request to
this case related to serial child seizure by the
BC Ministry of Children and Families.
East-West University Students
Tour UN - NY, May 25, 2012
courtesy IHRAAM Director Dr. Farid I.
Muhammad
PERMANENT FORUM ON
INDIGENOUS ISSUES 2012
The 11th Session of the United Nations’
Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues was
held May 7 – May 18, 2012
Kerry Coast attended meetings and the Forum
from May 6 – May 14.  IHRAAM submitted two
interventions, on rights to food and on violence
against women and girls.
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FROM CIVIL RIGHTS TO HUMAN
RIGHTS AND SELF-DETERMINATION?
The proceedings of the IHRAAM Chicago
2012 conference held at East West
University are
published by IHRAAM and
Clarity Press, Inc.
AFRICAN AMERICAN STRUGGLE
HEADING IN NEW DIRECTION?
IHRAAM Chicago 2012
Conference:
On April 20-21, 2012, key representatives of the
African American popular leadership and
intelligentsia broke new ground in Chicago at
the IHRAAM-sponsored conference titled FROM
CIVIL RIGHTS TO HUMAN RIGHTS AND SELF-
DETERMINATION? Speakers and attendees
flew in from all corners–California, Georgia,
Illinois, Mississippi, New York, South Carolina,
Washington, DC, Virginia and Canada.  
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THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS
COUNCIL APPOINTS IHRAAM
DIRECTOR ALFRED de ZAYAS
AS UN INDEPENDENT EXPERT
On March 23, 2012 Alfred-Maurice de
Zayas  was appointed by the UN Human
Rights Council as an Independent Expert
on the Promotion of a Democratic and
Equitable International Order.
INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION
ON HUMAN RIGHTS GIVES
CANADA ONE MONTH TO
RESPOND RE LONI EDMONDS
vs. CANADA

On March 8, 2012, the IACHR advised IHRAAM
that it had forwarded the pertinent parts of
IHRAAM's Observations on its Response to
Canada, giving Canada one month to respond
to same.
IHRAAM OBSERVATIONS ON
CANADA RESPONSE
SUBMITTED TO IACHR

On February 9th, 2012, IHRAAM submitted its
Observations on the Canada Response to its
Petition to the Inter-American Human Rights
Commission concerning Canada's seizure of
the children of Loni Edmonds of the Lil'wat
Nation.  
   
   
   
An international NGO in consultative status with the United Nations
The UN Human Rights Council
UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW
relation to their legal human
rights obligations as signatories
to the international human rights
treaties.
Inter-American Commission
on Human Rights (
IACHR)
The UN Permanent Forum
on Indigenous Issues (PFII)
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